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24 August 2008 @ 11:24 pm
100 Days, 100 Drabbles (#100: Sozin's Comet)  
Genre: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Title: 100 Days, 100 Drabbles
Chapter Title: Sozin’s Comet (100/100)
Authorcatalyst283
Word count: 100, 100, 100 and 100 ;)
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Notes: THE END IS HERE. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who took the time to read and review ALL one hundred of these—and thanks also to anyone who stopped by to check out any number of these drabbles! They wouldn’t have been completed without the support of all of my readers—thank you so much! And here’s to the end—cheers! Hope you enjoy this last drabble.

And actually, there’s FOUR drabbles in one because I love you all so much because I figured the finale was SO big that I should take a little bit from each part/episode of the finale and make a drabble for each part/episode. :]

Last note for those missing any of the drabbles: All of these drabbles can either be found on my LJ (catalyst283) or on my fanfiction.net profile (fearlessgurl283). The direct link (to the first drabble) on fanfiction.net is here.

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Sozin’s Comet

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The Phoenix King

This goes against everything I learned from the monks. I can't just go around wiping out people I don't like.

I’m not scared, weak or nervous. I’m not opting to ‘take the easy way out’. I’m not doing this to try and save my own life—I’m not doing this for any of the reasons everyone else seems to think I’m doing it for. I’m against killing him…because I just can’t end things this way.

I can’t—won’t—stoop to his level.

I won’t be a killer. 

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The Old Masters

Uncle, I know you must have mixed feelings about seeing me. But I want you to know... I am so, so sorry uncle. I am so sorry and ashamed of what I did! I don't know how I can ever make it up to you, but I...

He feels the tears coming as he envelops his nephew into a hug (you found your way all by yourself; I am so unbelievably proud of you) and he closes his eyes in true happiness. He knows that if everything ends differently than planned, he will be content—pleased—with this much. 

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Into the Inferno

You're weak! Just like the rest of your people. They did not deserve to exist in this world, in my world. Prepare to join them! Prepare to die!

The boy is no match for his raw power.

The Fire Nation had sent so many people out in search of the Avatar for decades because they thought he was a powerful old man—he laughs now at the ridiculously young boy in front of him. This Avatar has seen and done nothing—nothing compared to what he has done.

The death of the Avatar will be nothing, nothing at all. 

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Avatar Aang

I wanted to do a painting so we always remember the good times together.

We are a group of very different people—people of all of the nations and elements, benders and non-benders alike. Some of us were enemies in the beginning, others were enemies to themselves. We are different ages, with different wisdom. We are so very different—but it only took one thing to bring us all together.

Now that the war is done we will go our different ways and things will never be the same again.

I want to remember our last day together forever.
 
 
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Mary Catherine: [av] aangtehlobster on August 25th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
Oh wow, these were all incredibly well done! If I had, had to pick a favorite... I'd pick the third. You really captured Ozai.

AND CONGRATULATIONS! I haven't read them all, but I know I will. It was so fun to watch you do this and I'm impressed that you completed the whole thing. :D
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::cooltexture::photoshootcatalyst283 on August 26th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D Really? I was trying--really hard!--to capture the human side of him...but I kind of failed to do that; I just couldn't find that side of him at this point. ^^;;

:D Believe me, in the beginning I had plenty of doubts that I'd finish it---I finish very few writing prompts/challenges ever and I kind of initially was doing this to pass the time. xD But I ended up really loving it all--and finishing all 100!
Fish Eye no Miko: zuko lightningfenm on August 25th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
Awww... and yay! This was awesome.
Comments about individual drabbles:

"Phoenix King"
On the contrary, I think KILLING your opponent is often the easy way out. Stopping them without killing them usually takes far more skill and cunning.

"The Old Masters"
Yay!
o/~ Cuz the Iroh and Zuko reunion/is only a motion away... o/~
(dear God I'm old)

"Into the Inferno"
Heh. Yeeeeah, good luck with that... I'll be over here eating popcorn and laughing at your ass while Avatar!Aang kicks the crap out of you, and then UN-Avatar!Aang shows you why you shouldn't try to sneak up on a guy who learned Earthbending from a blind girl...

"Avatar Aang"
Aww.. yay! I love the scene with the group in Iroh's tea shop. I wish it had ended with that. I like Kataang, and I don't mind them kissing, but having that be the last that happens in the show puts too much emphasis on it imo. I would have liked it better if they would have had them kiss earlier and then had some other stuff happen, like Aang standing alone outside, or them going back inside to be with their friends, or what have you.
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::redhair::photoshootcatalyst283 on August 26th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
:DD

That's true---but I think both options are really hard to follow through, actually. This is just how I percieve Aang's way of thinking to be. :)

^_^

XDD I loved that Toph move too---it was just so awesome. :3

As I said to rabidline, I completely agree--it just felt awkward, and as you said, puts way too much emphasis on the relationship between the two of them rather than the relationship of all of the main characters.

I like the idea that if they had them kiss, have them do it earlier and then end on the group scene. :)
rabidlinerabidline on August 25th, 2008 08:32 am (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS! I'm very happy for you :D
And this set of drabbles? beautifully written, as always.

My favorite is the last one. Just.. Aaawww.. I have to agree with fenm up there, I wish it could've ended there. It's not because my preference shipping (I don't ship Kataang), but it just didn't feel right.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL DRABBLES!!
(I read them all, but had no time to comment- sorry)
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::master::photoshootcatalyst283 on August 26th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks. ♥

I know how you feel---compared to the rest of the series, the ending kind of felt...awkward to end with that scene---which is why I ended with the other scene in my drabbles instead. :)

No problem. :) I hope to be back sporatically with other random drabbles. (Maybe an Iroh 100 or something? Of course, not every day, though! It's my senior year in high school and my schedule is kind of packed with AP classes. xD Still, I hope to continue to write Avatar fanfiction for awhile. :))
albion's murderous dumpling: AVATAR;iroh ☆ the pimp of the westinterstellar on August 25th, 2008 11:00 am (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS. :D I've been following this on FF.N mainly, and it's just awesome. You've done a great job. ♥
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::lighttexture::photoshoocatalyst283 on August 26th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! :DD Glad you've enjoyed them. ^^
crystaldrake: ty leecrystaldrake on August 26th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
Very nice. I really like the old masters.

Congrats on completion.
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::colors::photoshootcatalyst283 on August 30th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I love that one too. ♥ It's just so....beautiful and I'm just so happy Iroh and Zuko got to reconcile before the final battle. :)
knightofauraknightofaura on August 27th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
Someone needs to draw a cover for your drabble series.



Seriously.




If you were able to publish these I'd buy the book in a second.
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::darkcolors::photoshootcatalyst283 on August 30th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
I'd love to publish them--but after taking so many ideas from various things--books (a lot of Jodi Picoults'), movies (Beauty and the Beast, ect.) and the show itself, I doubt I could get past all the copyright infringment laws. ^^;;

But you could always print them out and make them a sort of book yourself, if you wanted. :)

I don't know any good Avatar artists that have read my drabbles and would draw a cover for them, though...
arthoniel: I heart Avatararthoniel on August 31st, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
These are lovely- you always manage to capture the characters so perfectly. :D

Damn, I can't believe this is it! You've made so many wonderful drabbles through this, and I can't wait to see what else you end up writing! :)
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::master::photoshootcatalyst283 on September 1st, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks. ^_^

Me too--in the beginning I thought it'd be ANOTHER of my unfinished projects...but I finished it. :) And after I finish my college apps and stop drowning in my AP classes, hopefully I'll be back to the drawing board, so to say, with another writing challenge/project. :))